August 17, 2018
Contact:  Jon Ebelt, Public Information Officer, DPHHS, (406) 444-0936
                Chuck Council, Communications Specialist, DPHHS, (406) 444-4391


Open auditions: DPHHS seeks real Montanans to feature in upcoming public health campaign

The Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program (MTUPP), which administers the Montana Tobacco Quit Line, is casting a wide net in the hopes of finding real Montanans with real tobacco-related stories to feature in an upcoming Public Health campaign.

Example stories may include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Have you lost a friend/family member because of a tobacco-related illness (ex. COPD, lung cancer, mouth cancer, etc.)?
  • Do you have a friend/family member who’s currently suffering from a tobacco-related illness (ex. COPD, lung cancer, mouth cancer, etc.)?
  • Are you the caretaker for someone suffering from a tobacco-related illness?
  • Do you currently smoke, chew or vape and have had trouble quitting?
  • Are you yourself suffering from a tobacco-related illness?

Montanans of all ages are welcome to audition and share their stories, and there is no experience required. In-person auditions will be held in three different cities and, for those who cannot make it to one of the open casting calls, video auditions can be submitted via website – www.AuditionsMT.com.

In-Person Auditions will be held:

  • Monday, August 20th – Bozeman

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Comfort Suites Hotel – Small Meeting Room
2515 Catamount Street
Bozeman, MT 59718

  • Tuesday, August 21st – Missoula

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Courtyard by Marriott Missoula – Bitterroot Meeting Room
4559 North Reserve Street
Missoula, MT 59808

  • Wednesday, August 22nd – Helena

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Residence Inn by Marriott Helena – Meeting Room Next to Front Desk
2500 E Custer Avenue
Helena, MT 59602


Adults (ages 18+) who are selected to participate in the campaign will have to pass a confidential state background check and sign a talent release form. Youth (under the age 18) who are selected will need a parent or guardian to sign a talent release form giving them permission to participate.

For more information on how to audition, please visit: www.AuditionsMT.com.

Montana Tobacco Quit Line

The Montana Tobacco Quit Line helps with quitting all tobacco products, including smoking, vaping/e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco/chew. The Montana Tobacco Quit Line, a free telephone-based service, offers expert counseling from trained tobacco addiction specialists and eight weeks of free nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges, and discount medication. To contact the Quit Line, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669). For more information, visit tobaccofree.mt.gov.